The MOBI Project: Designing the Future Emergency Service Vehicle

The proliferation of information and communications technology (ICT), facilities in public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) vehicles has highlighted several questions, including: "Why can't vehicles' ICT applications be simplified and rationalized to help PPDR responders work more efficiently and effectively?" and "Can two items of equipment be combined to make it easier to use and decrease power consumption?" This project aims to create a common ICT infrastructure for all PPDR vehicles based on better integration of ICT systems, applications, and services. The author's approach is to divide PPDR vehicles' ICT systems into four layers (a vehicle infrastructure and power management layer, a communications layer, a service platform and common services layer, and an actor-specific services layer) with standardized interfaces between them. Open standards make it easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, to enter the market. In addition to providing cost savings, the author's system significantly improves interoperability and the availability of new PPDR ICT services.


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  • Accession Number: 01485102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2013 4:54PM